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    Overview

    Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

    ZOOL 495 is a paper on preparation for carrying out a research project in which students use their own research topic to fulfil the requirements for assessment. The objective of this paper is to provide students with training in the art of preparing, writing and communicating research proposals and research progress, as well as reviewing the literature in their own field.

    About this paper

    Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
    Subject Zoology
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period(s) Full Year (On campus)
    1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 20 June 2025) (On campus)
    2nd Non standard period (2 December 2024 - 31 October 2025) (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $3,401.99
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    MSc
    Notes
    Carried out over 9 to 10 months, involving an average of 12 to 13 hours of work per week.
    Contact
    zoology@otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff

    Convener: Dr Stephanie Godfrey

    Paper Structure

    Four internal assignments spaced throughout the year.

    Textbooks
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    The objective of this paper is to provide students with training in the art of preparing, writing and communicating research proposals and reseach progress, as well as in reviewing the literature in their field.

    Timetable

    Full Year

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42

    1st Non standard period (15 July 2024 - 20 June 2025)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42

    2nd Non standard period (2 December 2024 - 31 October 2025)

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
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